As we honor King as an activist and humanitarian, we should keep in mind that as older adults and youth labor and uplift humanity together, they are finding that collaboration leads to something broader, deeper and more far-reaching than one generation alone could create.
Image: Keith Weller "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep mov...
In our cheapened era of self-serving entertainers, corrupt politicians and dishonest CEOs, it is comforting to know that people with Chelsey Sullenberger's combination of courage, care and selflessness still exist.
Given the needs today, with high youth unemployment, 6.7 million young people disconnected from school and work, two million veterans returning from war, and public lands and waterways in desperate need of our attention, our country has the opportunity to marry vulnerable resources once again.
The average restaurant-goer in the U.S. tips twice as much as their UK-foodie counterpart. So, why are Brits half as grateful (or demanding) as Americans when it comes to service?
Neil Kerwin became American University's 14th president in September 2007. Kerwin joined AU in 1975 and has held numerous faculty and leadership posit...
Celebration can be attributed to any reason, because the nature of our spirit is to celebrate. The new year is a time when the spirit of celebration engulfs the whole world. This is also an opportunity to reflect on the year gone by and take stock of the lessons learnt.
Sure, such a contribution is neither worth flaunting in a college application nor as glamorous as starting up your own charity; still, it can make a significant, direct impact.
Children are so vulnerable. Their wellbeing has little to do with how hard they work, or their "grit" or persistence. It has everything to do with circumstance. Let's make 2014 a new kind of commitment to our world's children.
This summer, I was part of something that I have carried with me every day since. An experience that I will never forget. An experience that changed my life.
Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place.
Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1,000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place. Here are the extraordinary people and ideas changing the world this week.
Daily giving has brought me closer to my family and to my community. It has enriched and blessed my life. The initial impulse to be more connected to and engaged in my giving -- has resulted in me receiving so much more than I've given.
When we erode the liberties and compromise the values that underwrite our national strength through overprotection, then the terrorists have won. And we helped them.
State-owned public transport operator since 1948, the RATP that governs over the Métro, commuter trains and bus system has decided that enough was enough, and produced a manual entirely devoted to teach the French some manners.
In recent memory, there hasn't been another memorial service attended by so many dignitaries. Why was Mandela so special? What makes him worthy of this attention?